News

Foo Fighters Discuss the Creation and Unexpected Success of "Best of You" on NME's Song Stories [YouTube Video]

Casey Bauer

by Casey Bauer

Published June 16, 2015

"I think maybe the songs that we like the least, are usually the ones people like the most," Dave Grohl says, sandwiched on a couch in-between band members Pat Smear and Nate Mendel. Despite the undeniable popularity of "Best of You," the song's success came as something of a surprise to the Foo Fighters.

Written in Grohl's garage after appearing on John Kerry's presidential campaign trail, "Best of You" was recorded but then put aside and forgotten about, thinking it wasn't very good. But it became a huge hit, a fact that surprises the band even now. "Best of You" and its album, In Your Honor, topped various charts and went platinum, resulting in a number of award nominations and a few wins.

"This is why we're not A&R men," Grohl says in closing. Needless to say, we're glad they pulled "Best of You" off the shelf.

Foo Fighter's latest album, Sonic Highways, is available on Amazon (Blu-Ray/DVD, Vinyl, CD, MP3). You can also stream it for free here on Zumic.

For Foo Fighters's latest music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.

Source: NME YouTube Channel

1
332
artists
Foo Fighters
genres
Alternative Rock Grunge Hard Rock Pop Rock
сomments
Send Feedback
recommended music
image for article Best Traditional Rock Songs of 2017
October 26, 2018
Music Blues Rock Country Rock Folk Rock Garage Rock Glam-Rock Psychedelic Rock Aaron Keylock Anders Osborne Benjamin Booker Beverly Jo Scott Billy Bragg Black Joe Lewis Blitzen Trapper BNQT Bob Clearmountain Bob Dylan Bob Seger Cage The Elephant Cat Clyde Chris Robinson Brotherhood Chuck Prophet Conor Oberst Courtney Barnett Craig Finn Creature and the Woods Dan Auerbach Darius Rucker David Bowie Dawes Dead Man Winter Deer Tick Delicate Steve Drew Holcomb Drive-By Truckers Foo Fighters Francis Arnaud Gary Clark Jr. Gov't Mule Grateful Dead Gregg Allman Greta Van Fleet Hiss Golden Messenger Hurray for the Riff Raff Ian Moore Jason Isbell Jerry Garcia Jerry Garcia Band Jimmie Vaughan Joe Bonamassa John Jorgenson John Mayer Justin Townes Earle Kevin Morby Kevin Reveyrand King Crimson King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard King Khan Kings of Leon Korey Dane Kurt Vile Langhorne Slim Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires Liam Gallagher Little Barrie Los Colognes Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Mild High Club Mondo Cozmo Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Neil Young Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Paul Personne Paul Simon Pearl Jam Queen Ray Davies Roadcase Royale Robben Ford Robert Plant Robert Randolph Roger Waters Ron Bumblefoot Thal Ron Gallo Ryan Adams Sheryl Crow Son Volt Strand of Oaks Tedeschi Trucks Band The Barr Brothers The Beatles The Bros. Landreth The Darkness The Magpie Salute The Rolling Stones The String Cheese Incident The War on Drugs The Wood Brothers together PANGEA Tony Molina Ty Segall U2 Wild Adriatic Playlist
2
861

Hand-Picked Music for Your Taste

Follow artists, discover new music, and personalize your music experience.
JOIN US
Registration and login will only work if you allow cookies. Please check your settings and try again.

OK